Murder mars officer’s first day on job
NEW crime drama Single-handed follows the adventures of Jack Driscoll (Owen Mcdonnell), transferred from Dublin back to his birthplace in the remote west of Ireland as Garda sergeant, the role recently vacated by his father, Gerry (Ian Mcelhinney). Jack’s first major case is an investigation into the death of a young immigrant woman whose body has been found in an isolated caravan. Jack is frustrated in his attempts to identify the woman as the community closes ranks. And what looked at first like accidental death takes on an increasingly sinister hue. Jack uncovers a web of blackmail and sexual abuse, involving the farmer whose field the caravan occupied, a local hotelier, his father’s oldest friend, and a builder with a reputation for violence. Jack’s pursuit of the truth pits him against his new Inspector and his father Gerry, who looks increasingly to hold the key to the mystery. There is one glimmer of hope – a nurse, Saoirse (Laura Brady), who is drawn to Jack.
Single-handed: Natural Justice: Saturday, 9.10pm, ABC1